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Avery Bradley might not be 100%

John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) March 4, 2013 Avery Bradley, Celtics News 15 Comments

As tough as this might be to comprehend considering what he’s able to do out there, both Kevin Garnett and Doc Rivers said today that they don’t think Avery Bradley is 100% this season:

“Although he isn’t really loud, he’s very vibrant,” added Garnett. “I don’t think he’s 100 percent [healthy], which is scary. I think he’s still working through some things with his past injuries, but he’s playing hard and he’s giving us everything he has when he’s on the floor.”

I suppose it makes sense considering he only just had surgery done on both shoulders less than a year ago.  It’s just amazing to think he can do the things he’s doing in an NBA game while still feeling the after-effects of double-shoulder surgery.  Just look at the numbers Chris Forsberg put together:

Bradley is second in the league while allowing a mere 0.678 points per play, according to Synergy Sports data. Opponents are shooting a mere 30.9 percent against him and generate points a league-low 31.4 percent of possessions against him. And that only scratches the surface as Rivers often points out how his ball pressure often forces opponents into their sets late and causes rushed shots that improve Boston’s overall defensive numbers.

The Celtics went through practice today (full roundup here) with not much to report other than you can expect Doc to give the old guys some more rest in this 3-game-in-4-day stretch.  Get ready for a nice dose of the new guys… probably against Indy (or hopefully, Philly as part of a blow out).

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  • eddysamson

    “Bradley is second in the league while allowing a mere 0.678 points per play, according to Synergy Sports data.”

    Who is #1??

    • http://redsarmy.com John – Red’s Army

      marquis daniels, I believe

      • Nbr1celticsfan

        How many minutes does he play a game?

      • KGino

        Lol really John? Quis can’t be number one.. He just can’t. That just made the stat much more unimpressive.

      • eddysamson

        Hah no shit, too bad he’s not still with us! To think last year we had the #1 and #2 at the same time!

      • Ghg

        It’s actually David west

  • Nate

    My, this is ominous. I’d rather have Bradley just sit instead of reaggravate something

  • RedsLoveChild

    Defensively…he seems to be at, or near, 100%.

    Offensively…his shooting percentages are markedly down, which may or may not be related to his surgeries.

  • The Son
    • Celticsfanatic

      That article sounded like a Sandy Hook conspiracy theory lol.

      • The Son

        Lol, I agree & I for one don’t really care abt ped’s bc I think across the sports world, athletes are using “banned substances” which in effect levels the playing field. I do find it hypocritical, however, when “the court of public opinion” & media vilify certain athletes & pronounce others guilty based on circumstantial evidence, all the while giving “likeable” athletes a pass & benefit of the doubt. If this story were about Dwight Howard, nadal, or Miguel Cabrera for example, I have a strong suspicion, they would be guilty until proven innocent. Lebron will likely get a free pass, however. Just for thought imo.

  • Caterpillar from Italy

    I love Avery, but these advanced stats make me sick

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